Bonus armor beyond the base armor of an item will no longer be multiplied by any talents or by the bonuses of Bear Form, Dire Bear Form, or Frost Presence.
Guess that random ring I bagged from the tortoise near Gadgetzan can finally go into the bit bucket. Kinda kills the usefulness of LW's armor kits too.
At some point in the not too distant future, I should fire WoW up for another month to try out the free 10 day WotLK trial. As we all know, WoW is a double edged sword. Play as much as you want, and $15 a month is a steal. Play as much as you should (a few hours a week) and $15 might be better spent at the Redbox. Argh. I really don't want the WoW shakes again, which I tend to get every time I stop playing. (WoW shakes being that strange compulsion to at least go online and figure out what faction rep to chase to most efficiently put together good, soloable raiding gear...)